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Campaign website- Bill Goichberg for USCF Executive Board


        Thanks for visiting my campaign website!  I'm running for the US Chess Federation Executive Board in an election to be held by mail in June and early July 2005.   Four of the seven Executive Board seats are being filled this year, and all USCF Voting Members (those age 16 or over who are current members in June) are eligible to vote.  All Board members are elected at large; the Board subsequently will choose its own officers.  Ballots will appear in the June issue of Chess Life magazine.
        Candidates are allowed a 150 word statement in the April Chess Life and 500 words in both the May and June issues.  That's far less than needed for a serious discussion of issues, so I will present additional material on this website.  Click here for my resume and qualifications.  If you support me, please also vote for Joel Channing, Robert Tanner, and Greg Shahade.

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POLITICAL PROPAGANDA IN MAY CHESS LIFE!
Click here for details.

LATE NEWS:  GOICHBERG, SHAHADE, CHANNING, TANNER ELECTED!

Click here for July 21 ballot count info.

Click here for an updated count as of 1 pm July 22.

Click here for final results by region.
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NEW BALLOTS SENT
Some ballots in the June Chess Life are missing the preprinted voter info on the back.
New ballots were mailed to all voters.

If your ballot was missing the voter info and you wrote it in, originally your vote was to not count, but this has been changed and it will be counted.  If you vote twice, only the ballot from Chess Life will be counted.
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        ISSUES:
Following are links to information and commentary.

Brain Pills: Still no USCF explanation or apology (June 22)

Compromise on Secretary office (June 22)

Marinello submits motion to remove Schultz as Secretary (June 18)

Shaughnessy objects to motion to reveal facts behind Brain Pill decision (June 18)

Booz accuses Schultz of backing Brain Pill deal (June 17)

USCF to push "Brain Pill?" (updated June 15)

Report to the Members

"Success Team" shows little interest in sponsorship

Outrageous misuse of Chess Life- Booz/Dubeck "report" is political propaganda

Membership trends and dues

Misuse of power: Placing the 2006 US Open

Membership without a publication: A history of failure 

ChessNews.org: USCF news/commentary of 2000-2003


       
CAMPAIGN NEWS:

Vote for Channing, Tanner and Shahade

"Success Team" members not on Board until 8/04 claim credit for 6/03-5/04 financial recovery!! (UPDATED)

A USCF first:  Political campaigning by the Chief Operating Officer